Stijn Hoop wrote:
On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 09:28:09AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
Stijn Hoop wrote:
does anyone know if the Promise ATA100 controller PCI card supports 160 G
disks on -STABLE?
I'm not 100% sure that the Promise controller is the problem here:
Hmm, not good.
However, I have misworded my question I guess -- I wanted to know whether
those drives _could_ work in that configuration; I did not want to buy
non-working drives (I'd have gone for 120G if they didn't work, however I'm
reasonably sure now that it'll work).
Based on your problems I'll stay away from buying a Samsung drive right now,
even though it might not be the real problem. Thanks for the feedback.
Don't know if that's the problem or not, but I guess it's as good as I can do
with advice right now.
I'm pretty damn frustrated with the current problem, myself.
Earlier this week, I thought I'd solved the problem: I partitioned the drive
in a different computer, and it seemed to be OK in one of the machines where
it previously wouldn't work.
I then partitioned a second drive and sent them both off with the client to
be installed in the server at the colo site. Apon installation, the system
hung (as described in the email) ... I don't know what the hell is going on
at this point, and it's incredibly frustrating because I'm not even sure how
to proceed with fixing it.
We had a Linux machine here a few weeks ago that wouldn't boot; turned out the
memory had gone faulty but we only discovered that after running memtest86 for
over 24 hours (having passed lots of tests it suddenly reported failures). It
wasn't a case of overheating because it consistently failed to boot; it just
took memtest lots and lots of repeats to get the problem to show.
Anyway I don't know if it's related to your problem but my point is that you
never suspect the right component in the case of hardware failures :(
Good point. If I were fixing the correct problem, it still wouldn't be a
I still think it's related to the HDDs though, as the machine had 60+ days
uptime without the drives, then wouldn't boot with them, and is now back up
and running without them.
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